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US Supreme Court Rules Against Software Patents

In April, LWN reported on the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, which addresses the issue of whether ideas implemented in software are patentable. The ruling [PDF] is now in: a 9-0 decision against patentability. "We hold that the claims at issue are drawn to the abstract idea...

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Microsoft's Android Patents Will Face Challenges

After the Chinese government revealed the patents that Microsoft uses to obtain licenses from Android phone manufacturers, we can expect to see these patents to face many challenges.

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WebOS Betrayal Costs HP $57 Million in Class Action Settlement

It may have been overshadowed by pricier acquisition deals in subsequent years, but HP's 2010 takeover of Palm remains a milestone event. It was a seemingly perfect combination of a highly competitive mobile operating system with a deep-pocketed hardware juggernaut. HP promised it would fund the future development of webOS and...

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Samsung Proposes Five-Year Moratorium on Patent Lawsuits

The company's deal was offered to the European Union, which is investigating whether Samsung is violating regulations on standard-essential patents. [Read more]    ...

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3D Printing Surfaces Interesting Legal Issues

3D printing looks set to take off in Singapore, but the cool technology throws up legal questions around product liability and copyright.

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